I ran across this blog today called “the Positivity Blog” ( http://www.positivityblog.com ) by Henrik Edberg. He has an article entitled “42 Ways to Make Life Simpler.” I have few of them listed below:
“So today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. I hope you’ll find something inspiring and helpful among these tips.
1. Mix things up. Try the opposite. Have the vegetarian dish if you always go for the meat. Walk away from a stupid conflict instead of making it worse. Let one thing go if you often cling to things. Make a habit of mixing things up to grow your life in small or bigger ways. And to make it easier and simpler to step out of your comfort zone in general when you really need to.
38. Spend 15 minutes each Sunday to plan the next week. Write down your plans for the week, organize your prioritized to-do list and get ready for the week before you are in the middle of it all. This will help you to find more clarity, get more of the most important things done next week and minimize stress.
39. Cancel subscriptions for TV-channels, newsletters and magazines you rarely get around to watching or reading anyway.
40. Ask instead of guessing. Reading minds is hard. So, instead ask questions and communicate. This will help you to minimize unnecessary conflicts, misunderstandings, negativity and waste or time and energy.
41. Make one change at a time and start small. Focus on one habit or area at a time. If you want to start running or decluttering, start with doing just a few minutes of that activity a day or week. Then gradually increase the amount of time you spend on that activity to make it easier to adopt the new habit.
42. Be lazy. By using the tips in this article you’ll be able to get things done more quickly and in a simpler way. This will give more time in a regular week to simply be lazy. To just take it easy alone or with family or a friend, to not do much at all. I highly recommend spending time with being lazy every week to relax, to mindfully enjoy the small pleasures of life and to recharge yourself so that you can be effective and focused again later on. ”
What a list! But, wait! You don’t have to do 42 things all at once. Just engage one a day. Bringing just a little positive change into your life can make such a difference. So many people walk through my doors are so down, they are coming to me because they feel they have run out of options. The fact is they have run out of energy and cannot make the effort.
What I do, is help them re-experience the feeling of joy and happiness which to them last happened a long time ago. I give them new tools so they can picture themselves how they want to be and actually start setting easy, positive goals. Reaching these goals gives them a sense of self-worth, positive self-esteem and self-confidence. I literally watch them change in my chair from a negative, rainy-day person to one who feels lighter, stress-free and relaxed. Their faces relax into a smile with peace and calmness. Many reported they felt like they were floating. Suddenly, they realize how far off center they were. I go on to give them tools and courage to make and keep these positive changes in their lives. These people find that they can make these changes easily and comfortably.
Imagine the person you always wanted to be. The biggest roadblocks to being that person are often placed there by the person them-self. Take a look at Henrik’s website. If you feel you need a jump start, call the number at the top of the page or a certified hypnotist near you. I offer a free 1/2 hour consultation. You get to learn about hypnosis and what it can do and you get to experience what a deep trance feels like. You can make a choice to go ahead or decide not to proceed. That’s OK. I only want the people who really want to experience how life should be lived and are willing to do the work.
So, it is your decision. It is always your decision. People can and do find ways to make these changes easily and comfortably. How about it?